My new best friend Dyson – part 3

Posted on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 by KiM

I have one last feature to share regarding my new best friend, the Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum (previous posts are here and here). This vacuum is a dream, and honestly never ceases to amaze me each time I pull it out to use it. While still wearing my little skirt and heels, I went upstairs during my initial trials to see how it would do with the mini motorized tool whose function is to remove allergens and microscopic dust from mattresses and couches. Not only that, I discovered it is a freaking beast for removing cat fur! (DISCLAIMER: Pay no attention to the room you are about to see – I have done absolutely nothing to our bedroom since buying this house. At least I made the bed!)

Here you can see another perk to this vacuum. The V6 Absolute can be either hand-held like this, or comes with a tube and a wand depending on what you are using it for. As a hand-held it is perfect for going out and cleaning up your car (I wish I had time for that). Anyhoo, I went upstairs to try it out on my mattress. 

Of course, there was at least one cat who had to check things out. I love the idea of being able to get the gross little allergens and other nastiness that live in mattresses. I never used to do this – now I am going to every time I change my sheets (ok maybe every other time). 

In the corner of my bedroom is a cat house scratchy thing (well, it was there until we separated Georgie from her brothers and moved it up to her room) for the herd. I almost always forget to vacuum it. When I was done with the mattress, I went over to test out this little motorized head on one of the foam-upholstered shelves. 

I swear no cats were prompted to do any of these poses for these photos. I cleaned that one little shelf and nearly died at how much fur was on it and how easily this attachment was able to clean it completely. 

I was so shocked I told my husband to get a close up of the canister so you could see the huge furball that materialized in literally 5 seconds. Then I told him not to get too close because it’s embarrassing. LOL

Dyson, your V6 Absolute cordless vacuum is an absolute game-changer (as I keep saying). I seriously become giddy at the thought of pulling it out and vacuuming every nook and cranny. Yes, I said it. VACUMMING NOW MAKES ME GIDDY!

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This post is in collaboration with Dyson Canada. All opinions are my own and are 100% honest.

jenni says:

I was wondering about your thoughts of this on a wool rug. Ive read that full size dysons, which i have, are too strong on the beater brush for wool rugs. i just bought a rug and dont want to damage it, as well as I'm not super happy with the full dyson on my wood floors, so am considering this vacuum.

Margaret says:

You mentioned that your cats like to be vacuumed (so do mine much to my amazement!) Is the V6 to powerful to vacuum the cats? … odd question I know but sometimes one just needs to know!

Axie says:

jenni, I have the full size and it does tend to yank on the carpets with any height to them, such as shag. I have several all wool area carpets and I've noticed a few pulled yarns, too. But that is over ten years of almost daily use, and wear and tear from walking. Believe me, with boys and pets, I vacuum the crap out of everything, and you can't beat the Dyson. I'll never go back 🙂 I also have the cordless for smaller, more delicate surfaces – works great!

KiM says:

I'm with Axie – I vacuum my kilim rug all the time which seems to get pulls fairly easily and this cordless Dyson in particular seems to work REALLY well on it.
I haven't tried vacuuming the cats with the V6 yet – but they withstand my even stronger non-cordless Dyson. They're tough kitties 🙂

Eli says:

That advertising has become annoying… i know you've agreed with them on that but still

KiM says:

Just trying to get the bills paid Eli. But thank you for stopping on this annoying post instead of scrolling past in order to share your thoughts.

Ombia says:

I just love cat pics!

Here it looks like you are holding some science fiction gun LOL
http://www.desiretoinspire.net/storage/allpostphotos/Dyson3KIM_1837.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1429832682948

cily says:

My cordless dyson freaked me out the first time I used it.
The cannister filled up immeiately with a sandlike substance I had no idea was there.
I've become addicted in a treasure hunt sort of way to see what I can catch in that cannister. LOL

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